Well triathlon season has officially come to an end. I completed two triathlons, one with a lower-back problem. I just finished taking one week off to heal my lower back and I am ready to begin my off-season training. I always find that if I share my plans I will tend to keep them, using this little blog post as a way to keep myself accountable.
I've been paying for my gym membership and really the only thing I used it for during tri season was to swim. Occasionally I would go to a cycle class if the weather was not cooperating. A few weeks before my second triathlon I started to go to a body works class. Other than that, LA Fitness really hasn't seen me much and is pretty much just sucking unused dollars out of my bank account. So I plan to correct that and make every penny count.
Here is my "PLAN"
Tuesday: Cycle Class @ 9:15 AM
Wednesday: Yoga @ 8:30 AM
Thursday: Body Works Plus Abs @ 8:30
Saturday: Run! (Or doing a pretty good hike.)
I would like to get stronger and more flexible during the off season. Work on my abs so I can protect that lower back of mine. I would like to swim, run and cycle (class counts) once a week to keep all three in shape.
I am also thinking about buying a little journal to document what I am eating. I've counted calories before with an iPhone app, which that worked out for the most part. It could be more convenient than an actual hand written journal, but I guess I'll see. I more want to document everything I am eating and if in a month or two I have not seen any change in my body (positive change!) than I may consider talking to a nutritionist to see what I need to change. (Which I am sure I could use a lot of change, really!)
Anyone is welcomed to join me in the pool or at any of the classes I will attend. I would be happy to have a work-out partner. I found the one time that I ran with my friend my 3 miles went by faster and we're easier so if anyone wants to run on Saturday mornings with me, please let me know.
Here's to always working towards a healthier lifestyle.